December 21, 2021 07:00 AM Mountain Standard Time
LAFAYETTE, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, celebrates its first anniversary with Raytheon Intelligence & Space, one of the four RTX businesses, which specializes in developing advanced sensors, cyber and software solutions.
“Raytheon’s investment has allowed Blue Canyon to scale production to dramatically reduce spacecraft time leads and offer end-to-end solutions,” said Stephen Steg, CEO of BCT. “With RI&S’ light touch integration, our customers truly get the best of both worlds: the agility and innovation of a small business, and the deep technical expertise and strategic resources of a global organization.”
BCT has reorganized around four core business units – CubeSats, Microsats, Components, and Mission Operations, each with expert teams and dedicated manufacturing facilities in Boulder and Lafayette, Colorado. This structure supports the unique needs of each market segment and provides integrated solutions delivered directly to the end-user.
BCT’s CubeSats include sub arc-sec pointing and optimized payload size, weight, and power. Microsats will now be available in standardized designs for the ESPA and ESPA Grande spacecraft to enable rapid delivery. The Components business unit has expanded capabilities with a comprehensive offering of spacecraft subsystems, including control moment gyroscopes, reaction wheels, star trackers, sun sensors, torque rods, batteries, solar arrays, antennas, radios, and power and data systems. Mission Operations offers services to fly and operate BCT spacecraft, providing customers a one-stop-shop for spacecraft design, manufacturing, and flight operations.
“Coupled with our existing capabilities, Blue Canyon Technologies allows us to provide end-to-end space mission solutions to our customers,” said Paul Meyer, vice president, Space & C2 Systems, Raytheon Intelligence & Space.
BCT has invested in high-volume manufacturing to support large quantity production that enables NASA, DOD, and commercial missions across the globe. It has delivered over 60 spacecraft, 1,000 flight reaction wheels, 150 star trackers, and an additional 60 spacecraft are in production. BCT’s Mission Operations continues to expand and will support 27 missions in 2022.
BCT’s workforce has grown over 33% in the past year. It will continue to be a merchant supplier of spacecraft to the broader space market, supporting multiple customer sets and growing its diverse product line to meet customer demand.
About Blue Canyon Technologies
Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies, offers a diverse portfolio of innovative, reliable and affordable spacecraft that enable a broad range of missions and technological advancements. BCT’s mission is to enable space missions to expand the frontiers of science and defense. BCT is currently supporting nearly 50 unique missions with over 90 spacecraft, all in production or recently delivered at their newly developed 80,000-square-foot facility in Lafayette, Colorado.
BCT has supported missions for the U.S. Air Force, NASA and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and provided the Attitude Control Systems for the first interplanetary CubeSats, which successfully traveled to Mars. The company has been recognized with awards from Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, the 2020 Best in Biz Award and the 2020 Tibbetts Award.
About Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 46 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $15 billion in adjusted pro forma annual revenue in 2020 and has 37,000 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.